Cone founded Fuel Coffee in 2005, and High 5 Pie in 2008, using her extensive experience as a barista coupled with her grandmother Molly’s pie recipes. Her three shops, originally funded with a Small Business Administration loan, and wholesale bakery now pull in more than $1 million annually.
Oh and she’s also a published author.
He is now CFO of publicly traded TrueBlueInc after and his company makes profit of over $8.8 million on revenue of $1 billion. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Boise State University; Certified Public Accountant; Certified Management Accountant and is destined for big things in the near future.
KushalChakrabarti is the co-founder and CEO of Vittana, a Seattle nonprofit organization that allows people to make loans to students in the developing world. He’s fast becoming one of the world’s top innovators and philanthropists. Don’t miss out on getting in contact with him now.
Tran is an attorney at Stafford Frey Cooper PC, where she leads the Seattle firm’s employment-law practice group. She was elected an equity shareholder of the firm in 2007 and is noted for her many hours of pro bono work. Her family fled Saigon in 1975, flying out three days before the city was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. Tran has also worked for worked for the Asian Counseling and Referral Service
He was named the Best Chef Northwest for 2010 and owns his own restaurant called Crush. He’s recently launched his own catering service and works with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in California, to promote the use of sustainable seafood in restaurants nationwide.
She is a founding partner and co-owner of Seattle-based Education First Consulting LLC, a company that focuses on policies to improve teacher quality and student performance. The firm has been a resounding success so far and employs 19 people who have helped a number of states win more than $1.2 billion in federal funds.
If your of Latin descent then Rubicela Acosta might be the perfect person for you to get in tough with. She’s the founder and CEO of LATCareers.com, a Latino and bilingual employment recruitment company and has good contacts with companies such as Verizon.
If mirrors are your thing then undoubtedly James Mischel is the man you want to be in touch with. His company has grown to a sizable 85 employees and produce multi-function mirrors that integrate televisions, defoggers, and touch-screen controls. It’s quite a niche market but for sure Mischel is at the head of it.
Food plays a huge part in any multicultural city and it’s no wonder Terresa Davis is a huge success. She is chief financial officer and co-owner of the Steelhead Diner and Blueacre Seafood restaurants in Seattle. She has a degree in accounting and is on course to earn a law degree at Seattle University School of Law in the near future.
Huh is the CEO and entrepreneur behind the Cheezburger Networks, an amalgam of 55 humor websites that draws 16 million unique visitors a month – not bad for someone who is just 32-years-old. In 2012, Huh announced he was taking on a new project called Circa that wants to “reimagine the way you consume news
The vice president of commercial developer Touchstone Corp. has had a hand in major projects that include the West 8th office building in downtown Seattle. She has overseen land sales ranging from $10 million to $30 million. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Queen’s University; Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University; Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a Master of Business Administration from MIT Sloan School of Management, it’s no wonder Hurd is a success.
She’s the president of Clear Channel Outdoor Seattle at just the age of 34. Her business deals with billboards and bus signs and if you’re in the Seattle area you’re likely to see her work everywhere you go. Lippens, who started out as a freelance writer at Amazon.com and worked her way up at Clear Channel Outdoor
He’s the CEO of Nelson Irrigation Crop who are innovating the way agriculture is watered. With food likely to become a problem as the world’s population expands Nelson could become one of the world’s most important people. Add the fact that the company’s products are versatile and can be used in other industries as well and Nelson is certainly an interesting person to get in contact with.
He’s working on a new way of changing the way we type. Instead using a keyboard this new tech will have users gliding across a touch screen to do their typing. If he manages to create something revolutionary, can you afford to miss out?
Jesse Robbins is founder and CEO of Opscode, a Seattle IT infrastructure startup. After just two years his comoany has already raised $11 million in new venture capital funding. Prior to running Opscode he used to work at Amazon.